Here you will find everything you need to know about getting a home extension. Covering all of the essential details, our house extension guide offers timeless advice and up-to-the-minute information in a simple and straightforward manner.
Making Your Decision
One of the first things to consider when it comes to house extensions is whether it really is the best option for you. The Move or Extend? page goes through the pros and cons of getting an extension as opposed to the other option, which is to move house.
If you have already decided to go ahead with an extension to your home, the Types of Extension page offers guidance on the various possibilities available to you – from simple porches to multi-storey additions to your home.
Regulations & Costs
The next step is to research Planning Permission. Our Extension Guide includes a wealth of relevant information concerning this very important topic, such as detailed advice on the situations in which planning permission is needed, an explanation of how to apply for it, and links to all of the local councils in the UK.
The Extension Guide also provides detailed information about Building Regulations and advice on Finance and Insurance – discussing the kind of loans available and how to approach insuring your new extension. Also included is a handy Extension Calculator – helping you to find out roughly how much you can expect to spend on your home extension.
Find a Builder or Build Your Own
More and more people are choosing to build their own home extension. Our Self Build guide includes an introduction to each of the steps involved and offers relevant advice and useful tips for anyone interested in taking on such a challenge.
Those who would rather not do the actual building themselves need to find a builder. This is an important step that can have a huge impact on the success of your extension project, and the advice contained in our Choosing a Builder page is well worth reading before making your final decision.
Learn From Others
Finally, if you are thinking of getting an extension, or are in the process of having one built at the moment, it can be very helpful to know about other people’s experiences. There may be pitfalls which they can help you to avoid, or great tips that could save a lot of time and money: no advice is more valuable than that gleaned from experience. The Case Studies included in our Extension Guide offer fascinating examples of what can go wrong and what can go right.
If you would like to let us know about your building project, or would like to be one of House Extension Online’s case studies, please get in touch with us here – we will be very happy to hear from you.